‘Thank you PM for hear­ing our plight’

Fiji Sun - - Front Page - Filipe Naigulevu

S uva am­putee Philip Michael Filipo, 69, could not hide his de­light last night. “I thank the Gov­ern­ment, the Prime Min­is­ter and the Min­is­ter for Fi­nance for think­ing of peo­ple liv­ing with dis­abil­i­ties and giv­ing them an op­por­tu­nity to bet­ter them­selves from what they are now,” he said. Fi­nance Min­is­ter Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum said in his 2016-17 Bud­get ad­dress on Wed­nes­day that Gov­ern­ment would make the bold­est ef­fort in the re­gion to bring dis­abled cit­i­zens fully into the main­stream.

Photo: Filipe Naigulevu

PIC­TURED: Mary Qi­mana­vanua (stand­ing left), Semesa Qi­mana­vanua and Philip Michael Filipo at their home yes­ter­day.

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